PITTSBURGH — Kenny Pickett is in the concussion protocol will miss the rest of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Week 14 game against the Baltimore Ravens.
Pickett was injured on a sack from Roquan Smith. Smith slammed Pickett to the ground after he avoided a sack attempt from Patrick Queen. Afterward, Pickett came to the sideline and headed into the medical tent. He was evaluated for a concussion and allowed to return, but then left the field and went to the Steelers locker room. The team announced that he is in the concussion protocol and will not return.
With Pickett out, it will be Mitch Trubiksy who will step in for the Steelers and play moving forward. Mason Rudolph is inactive, and Trubisky is the only healthy quarterback that is active left on the roster. Zach Gentry is the team’s emergency quarterback.
It is the second concussion for Pickett this season after suffering a concussion earlier in the season against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Trubisky replaced him in that game and completed 9 of 12 for 144 yards an a touchdown to lead the Steelers to a victory. Pickett did not miss any further time after that concussion, returning the following week to play in the team’s Week 8 game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Signed as the Steelers’ starting quarterback, Trubisky lost his job to Pickett in the middle of the team’s Week 4 loss to the New York Jets. On the season, he has competed 78 of 128 for 797 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions.
Before laving the games with his injury, Pickett attempted one pass, which was incomplete, and ran twice for 16 yards.